I had L5/S1 microdiscectomy 8 weeks ago. I am feeling pretty good (pain free), although I can't run yet due to my drop foot and foot numbness which is taking a little longer to recover. At my 6 week visit, the surgeon said I could resume all physical activities (bike riding, running, lifting weights, martial arts, whatever I want). Basically, if I am going to reherniate from this point on, it would happen whether or not I am doing these activities. Is this a common philosophy for microdiscectomy post operation activities? Or is my surgeon on the aggressive side? I trust my surgeon, but I am having a hard time accepting the concept that my activities won't impact my chances to reherniate.